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Barney Stinson

Neil Patrick Harris

Barney Stinson (born 1976) is the ultimate bachelor: a rich, well dressed man and a serial womanizer played by Neil Patrick Harris. Unlike his friend Ted, Barney has no intention of setting down with a woman; he prefers to use a variety of tricks and strategies to meet women, sleep with them, then forget about them.

Barney is almost always seen in suits, although has been known to wear an Armani tracksuit! While Barney is unlikely to adhere to most people's morals, he does live by his own code: the "Bro Code". Barney is the most affluent member of the group and spends his money on suits and his bachelor pad.

Barney was born in 1976 and grew up in Staten Island. Barney's mother was a promiscuous woman who told Barney his father was Bob Barker, host of The Price Is Right. Barney later found out Jerome Whittaker, a man he believed to be his uncle, was actually his dad. Barney has a half brother James, who is a gay black man.

Barney is well known for various catchphrases including "Suit Up!", "Legendary", "Haaaaave you met Ted?", "True Story", "Challenge Accepted", and variations of "Awesome".